Women's rugby easily trump Trent Excalibur

Alexandra Reilly
September 19, 2013
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Alexandra Reilly

Assistant Sports Editor

With a spectacular offensive effort this past Saturday afternoon, the McMaster women’s rugby team was easily able to soar past the Trent squad, defeating them with a score of 41-0.

The lead would start early on for the Marauders, as they would score in the first ten minutes of the match.

The game would remain close for the first 20 minutes of the game as great offensive efforts from both sides proved to keep the game interesting.

McMaster would soon power up and throw some strategic set plays to split the Trent defense. Before half-time, Mac was able to score a third try giving them a huge 15-0 lead over the Excalibur.

Captain Cindy Nelles’ efforts were definitely appreciated by teammates as she scored a total of four tries on the day.

“Having captain Cindy Nelles back in the line-up after being out last season due to multiple injuries has made a big difference in open field play,” said Marauders prop Christine Van Beest.

Following this, the Marauders went on to score another three tries late in the half before the final whistle.

Nelles finished the day off as the game’s top scorer with a convert and total of four tries against the Excalibur.

Sarah Farquharson and rookie Sahara Whiteley-Hoffelner each had a break out game scoring two tries of their own on Saturday afternoon.

The Marauders hope to see the same outcome against their next opponents the Toronto Varsity Blues as they did last season.

The squad walked away with a commanding 60-7 victory over the Toronto team at their last meeting a year ago.

“Looking on to U of T the team will prepare as normal this week, looking to continue to meet our goals and playing a fast paced game,” Van Beest said about their upcoming contest this weekend.

Match is set to take place this Sept. 21


  • Alexandra Reilly

    Alexandra Reilly is a third-year communications student and has been writing for the Silhouette for two years. She started her career in sports writing as a weekly volunteer and covering women's volleyball in her second year. Now she works as the assistant sports editor of the paper and hopes to one day work in sports media and broadcasting.

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